Alex Marks donates photographs

For eons, humans have gathered in chosen or chance places to wait for the mysterious to happen.  The Marfa Plateau and the area now known as Mitchell Flat is one such place.  This is the perfect place to be a photographer, to practice capturing light. In Alex Marks’ photographs, the West Texas experience of waiting on light is made tangible – moonlight on a passing train, stars migrating across the sky as the earth turns, star light glinting off the blades of a windmill.  Marks’ photographs capture this moment of waiting, of both arrival and passing.  A moment as certain as the rising and setting sun, almost always visible under the wide dome of Marfa’s plains.  The perfect place to wait for the unexpected in an evening’s changing light.  – Katie Smither